The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a police officer hooked up to Borikiri Police Divisional headquarters in Port Harcourt Metropolis Native authorities space of the state.
Two different officers had been critically injured whereas their weapons had been carted away by the hoodlums throughout the assault at Captain Amangala axis of Port Harcourt ‘Township’ Sunday.
An eyewitness advised newsmen that the act was carried out by some cultists terrorizing the realm, particularly these concerned in unlawful crude oil actions, also called kpofire.
Spokesman of Rivers State Police Command SP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the killing of the police officer, mentioned the Commissioner of Police has ordered an investigation into the matter.
SP Omoni, who didn’t give the identities of the affected law enforcement officials, additionally dismissed claims that weapons had been carted away.
“I can affirm the unlucky and senseless assault final evening (Saturday) on our Personnel from Borikiri Division, posted on a Pin-Down Level at Capt Amangala Junction, Borikiri Port Harcourt.
“Whereas on obligation unknown gunmen numbering about 17 launched a shock assault on them, resulting in the loss of life of an Inspector of Police, whereas others sustained gunshot wounds. The Police Patrol Automobile belonging to the Crew was riddled with bullet holes.
“The Corpse of the late Inspector has been evacuated and deposited in Mortuary for Post-mortem.
“Within the meantime, the CP has ordered a severe manhunt for the perpetrators, with the marching order to all of the Tactical Models to determine and apprehend them immediately. The Space is below shut monitoring. Additional particulars underway”, the Omoni acknowledged.